Anxiety in Children and Teens
We all experience anxiety at some point in our lives, such as an approaching big exam or interview. In fact, anxiety is a normal response to stressful events – at least until it starts interfering and affecting with our daily functioning.
Anxiety can look like and feel differently for each person. Anxiety disorders may include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias and panic disorders.
Approximately 1 in 12 children and 1 in 4 adolescents worldwide are affected by anxiety disorders. Risks of developing an anxiety disorder could include childhood trauma, adverse experiences, intense stressors and substance or alcohol abuse.
Some of signs to look out for
- Excessive worrying
- Difficulties coping
- Panic attacks
- Intense fears
Anxiety disorders can be resolved quickly with very early intervention. Common treatments include medication, psychotherapy and counselling as well.
At Inside Out, our therapists* adopt a personalized approach and journey with you and/or your child in managing anxiety symptoms and in resolving concerns. Our specialized clinical experience and training put us in good stead to guide you through steps to achieve your wellbeing.
If needed, we work with your doctor to providing you best holistic care so you won’t ever feel alone in managing your challenges. *Chinese speaking therapists available.
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